The history of `Tom Jones, a foundling simply known as Tom Jones, (Tom Jones is the main character in the novel).
The Man of the Hill is an episode in the novel by Henry Fielding, published in, 1749, LONDON.
While, traveling to London, Tom Jones and partridge encounters with a mysterious old man known as “The man of the Hill”, who has lived his life in seclusion for a long time.
The Man of the Hill episode is a tale with a beginning, when the man of the hill was a child and an end, when man alone` after a lapse of active life.
Hence, the Man of the Hill episode has been referred as the `king of the globe`.
The Man of the Hill is based on realization and observation of a man that he is actually an `imperfect` and `vile animal`.
Fielding has presented the episode as the old man`s “History” and “Story”
Fielding`s purpose ostensibly is to integrates his history and story into that of Tom Jones.
The Man of the Hill`s story is an account of his life from early year to old age and is fact based.
The Man of the Hill episode signifies a fictional account, something that individuals in their context perceive and present.
The Man of the Hill episode, himself tells his story, maybe he wants to justify his decision to stay alone, cut off from the world.
The Man of the Hill episode is an imaginative construction by henry Fielding.
The Man of the Hill episode has been dishonored by his own nature.
Many readers fail to grasp the importance of the story in which the old man recites.
The Man of the Hill episode in Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding, has been specifically at the center of controversy among the 20th century critics.
An American critic of the new criticism school is not happy with fielding`s various comments, explanations and episodes in the novel, because with their help he thinks, fielding merely states his position.
Hence, The Man of the Hill is an integral part of the novel “The History of Tom Jones”.
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